War Between the States

Autograph Letter Signed

(1818-93) Graduated in the West Point class of 1843 and won the brevet of 1st lieutenant during the Mexican War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Ingalls was appointed Chief Quarter Master of the Army of the Potomac. He served successively under Generals' McClellan, Burnside, Hooker and Meade, rendering outstanding service to each of them in this position of great importance, a task which must be highly praised. In 1864, his intimate friend and classmate, General U.S. Grant, appointed him chief quartermaster of all Union armies operating against Richmond. He remained in the U.S. Army after the Civil War retiring in 1883 after 40 years of service to his country.

Autograph Letter Signed: 5 x 8, in ink.

Major General Rufus Ingalls
U.S. Army

Dear Norton,

I have just received a letter of which the foregoing is a copy.

I hope I shall have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the receipt of your Brevet.

Yours truly,
Rufus Ingalls

New York City
Oct. 8th

Light age toning. Very fine.

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